Ultimate Seasonal Playlist 2018

It’s time for my semi-annual review of my favorite seasonal music. I say seasonal because there are songs that crop up this time of year that have nothing to do with Christmas or Hanukkah or even winter but are still somehow associated with the season (I’m looking at you, “My Favorite Things”). Some of my old favorites still hold a spot on my Ultimate Playlist and some others are making their debut. If a song can be found in the WFPL’s hoopla digital library, I have noted that below.

Check out my collection on hoopla for these titles and more!

*available on Hoopla

New Additions

  • Elf’s Lament by Barenaked Ladies (feat. Michael Buble) Barenaked for the Holidays*
  • Footprints by Barenaked Ladies Barenaked for the Holidays*
  •  Green Christmas by Barenaked Ladies Barenaked for the Holidays* & Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack*
  •  Hallelujah by Pentatonix
  • Hanukkah Blessings by Barenaked Ladies Barenaked for the Holidays*
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Kelly Clarkson
  • My Favorite Things by Kelly Clarkson
  • New Year’s Day by Taylor Swift Reputation*
  •  Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson
  • Where are You Christmas? by Pentatonix
  • When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt soundtrack The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack*
  •  When You Believe by Pentatonix with Marin Morris
  • Wrapped in Red by Kelly Clarkson
  • You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack*

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Old Favorites

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/We Three Kings by Barenaked Ladies (featuring Sarah McLachlan)  Barenaked for the Holidays*
  • Christmas Lights by Coldplay
  •  A Mad Russian’s Christmas and Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 by Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories*
  • I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey
  • The 12 Pains of Christmas by Bob Rivers
  •  The 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser Christmas Cheers*
  •  12 Days of Christmas by the Boston Pops
  •  Hallelujah Chorus and Little Drummer Boy by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  •  I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns
  •  Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
  •  O’ Come, O’ Come Emanuel
  •  Good Christians Now Rejoice
  •  The First Noel
  •  Oh Holy Night
  •  Silver Bells

Happy listening!

– Stephanie, WFPL Reference Librarian

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